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The Andromeda Galaxy : Astrophysics and Space Science Library - Paul Hodge

The Andromeda Galaxy

Astrophysics and Space Science Library

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Published: 30th June 1992
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The Andromeda Galaxy, or M31, is an attractive galaxy for astronomers. It is close to us, it is of about the size of our galaxy, it provides some intriguing observational puzzles because the galaxy is nearly edge-on, and many objects can be studied in detail, because they are still sufficiently bright.
With the current developments in instrumentation with which increasingly detailed studies of the Andromeda Galaxy can be made, this book provides a solid foundation for the start of new observations.
This book is a mine of information about M31. It can be used as a reference by insiders, and at the same time it provides easy access for newcomers to the field.

'Hodge has written a superb review of this galaxy, starting with the history of its early...This a very readable monograph "a tour de force" and is well illustrated and referenced.' New Scientist May 1993

Preface
Acknowledgments
Credits for Illustrations
Early Historyp. 1
Discovery of its Galaxian Naturep. 13
Modern Historyp. 23
Optical Structurep. 33
The Neutral Hydrogen Contentp. 53
Radio Continuum Radiationp. 71
Rotationp. 87
Dynamics and Massp. 107
Globular Clustersp. 124
OB Associationsp. 145
Open Clustersp. 163
Dustp. 183
Variable Stars and Novaep. 206
HII Regions and Supernova Remnantsp. 228
Planetary Nebulaep. 244
Moleculesp. 257
X-Ray Sourcesp. 270
Stars and Stellar Populationsp. 283
A Comparison of M31 with the Milky Wayp. 314
Annotated Bibliography, 1885-1950p. 321
Referencesp. 340
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780792316541
ISBN-10: 0792316541
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 30th June 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.54
Edition Type: Annotated